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The Chinese Strategic Mind

Hong Liu, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
This book addresses the fundamental issue: does the Chinese strategic mind have its own idiosyncrasies which differ considerably from those of the Western mind? It expounds and unravels the particular characteristics of the Chinese strategic mind: what they are, how they are evolved and what strategic implications they have.

This book adopts a holistic approach to an analysis of Chinese strategic thinking, drawing upon the fields of literature (including the sources of both the Chinese and English languages), military studies, political science, history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, linguistics and business strategy. It combines a detailed consideration of these disciplines with a series of case studies to elucidate the formation, nature and crucial managerial implications of the idiosyncratic Chinese strategic mind.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 413 4
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Paperback Price: $49.95 Web: $39.96
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78643 759 4
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China’s rise to become a leading global power challenges both Western policy makers and business leaders. Written from a Chinese perspective, this book addresses the following question: does the Chinese strategic mind have its own idiosyncrasies that differ considerably from the West?

The expert author, Hong Liu, systematically explores the processes of the Chinese strategic mind by expounding and unraveling the particular characteristics: what they are, how they have evolved and what strategic implications they have. With detailed case studies to elucidate how the Chinese strategic mind has worked, this book successfully synthesises knowledge from distinct academic fields such as military studies, philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, linguistics and strategic management.

Providing a framework for Western practitioners to consider Chinese ways of thinking, this book will be of interest to decision-makers in business and government. It will also be of use to academics in the fields of strategic management, international relations and politics looking for a new perspective in their research.
Contents: Foreword: The Chinese Strategic Mind Introduction 1. The Knowledge Lacuna and Implications 2. Existing Knowledge of Strategic Thinking 3. Language and Thinking: The Root of Difference 4. Idiosyncrasies of the Chinese Strategic Mind 5. Chinese Stratagem Culture 6. The Chinese Strategic Mind at Work: The Case of Mao Zedong 7. The Chinese Strategic Mind at Work: Huawei Epilogue Index